Issues: Aging

MORE THAN 1,000 TAKE PART IN RITCHIE’S “SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR”

More than 1,000 packed the Bruce Wright Memorial Conference Center in Watertown Wednesday to take part in State Senator Patty Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair. 

The event—which was hosted in conjunction with the Jefferson County Office for the Aging—offered free health checks, tips and tools to help seniors improve their well-being from nearly 80 local businesses and organizations.  It also featured lunch prepared by “chefs-in-training” from  Oswego County CiTi and entertainment from “The Country Stompers.”

“This is an event that people look forward to each and every year and I couldn’t be more pleased that so many seniors were able to join me today; accessing information that can help them to stay healthy and live their lives to the fullest potential,” said Senator Ritchie.

October 1, 2014
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Sen. Valesky to Hold Free Senior Fair on Oct. 16

Senator Valesky is hosting a Senior Information Fair at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida on Thursday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Experts from local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies (listed below) will provide important information on health care, in-home services, health insurance, prescription assistance, housing, avoiding scams, and local services, as well as offer giveaways. All senior citizens in Sen. Valesky’s district are invited to attend this free event.

Kinney Drugs will offer flu shots (with insurance card and co-payment), along with blood pressure checks and other health screenings. Tim Horton’s will provide refreshments.

October 1, 2014
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REMINDER: RITCHIE’S JEFFERSON COUNTY “SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR” TO TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY

Event to Feature New Location, More Organizations Than Ever Before

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding Northern New Yorkers that her annual Jefferson County Senior Health and Wellness Fair will take place on Wednesday.

This year’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair will be bigger and better than ever before, featuring more than 60 businesses and organizations as well as a brand new location, the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center, located at 1291 Faichney Drive in Watertown. 

The event—which is being hosted in conjunction with the Jefferson County Office for the Aging—will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and offer free health screenings, wellness tips and more.  Entertainment and lunch—prepared by “chefs in training” from Oswego County Citi will also be provided.  Flu shots will be available and those interested in receiving a shot are reminded to bring their insurance information. 

September 29, 2014
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“HATS OFF” TO THE CHEFS-IN-TRAINING FROM OSWEGO COUNTY CITI

State Senator Patty Ritchie thanked culinary students from Oswego County CiTi recently for preparing lunches for guests at her Oswego County Senior Health and Wellness Fair.

In addition to preparing lunches for the Oswego County event, students will also provide lunches at Senator Ritchie’s Jefferson and St. Lawrence County Senior Health and Wellness Fairs which will be held on October 1st and October 15th. 

September 25, 2014
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MORE THAN 500 ACCESS FREE HEALTH CHECKS, TIPS AND TOOLS AT RITCHIE'S “SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR”

More than 500 seniors packed the Fulton Ice Arena Wednesday for State Senator Patty Ritchie’s annual “Senior Health and Wellness Fair.”

September 25, 2014
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Dobbs Ferry Senior Citizen's Back to School Party

On Tuesday, September 23rd, the Embassy Community Center located in Dobbs Ferry kicked off the Fall season with a "Back-to-School" Party to introduce seniors to upcoming fall classes and special seminars. Various senior groups including Dr. United, Pace Woman’s Justice, Mercy College, Westchester Jewish Family Service, among others came to the party to share information about what's going on in their organizations this season. The Senator took part in the kickoff by greeting seniors while witnessing an 89 year-old constituent marry her childhood sweetheart.

September 23, 2014
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - White Plains

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (914) 231-3236 and leave your name, phone number, and the date of the event you wish to attend.

November 13, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Tarrytown

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (914) 231-3236 and leave your name, phone number, and the date of the event you wish to attend.

November 3, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Greenburgh

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (914) 231-3236 and leave your name, phone number, and the date of the event you wish to attend.

October 27, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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REMINDER: RITCHIE TO HOST “SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR” WEDNESDAY

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding Central New Yorkers she will be hosting her annual “Senior Health and Wellness Fair” Wednesday in Oswego County from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. at the Fulton Ice Arena, located at 605 West Broadway Street next to the Fulton War Memorial. 

The free event will feature health screenings, wellness tips, lunch prepared by “chefs in training” from Oswego County CiTi, entertainment and more.  Flu shots will be provided, and those interested in receiving a shot are reminded to bring their insurance information. Transportation to the event will be provided by Oswego County Opportunities and a bus schedule can be found here. 

September 22, 2014
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VNSNY Choice "Preventing Falls Among Seniors" Seminar

Senator Stewart-Cousins was one of the co-sponsors of the VNSNY Choice "Preventing Falls Among Seniors" Seminar which took place on Wednesday, September 17th, at the Coyne Park Community Center in Yonkers. The purpose of the seminar was to provide seniors and their loved ones tips and techniques to stay strong on their feet. Also at the event, and co-sponsors of the seminar, were Mayor Mike Spano, Senator George Latimer, Assemblymember Shelley Mayer, and Assemblymember Gary Pretlow. 

September 19, 2014
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Stop Telemarketer Calls and Get Rid of Junk Mail

No one likes receiving unwanted sales calls or wasteful junk mail. I want to remind you how you can put an end to junk mail and annoying telemarketer calls.

With the National Do Not Call Registry you can prevent telemarketer calls to your home phone and cell phone. Register by calling 888-382-1222 (or 866-290-4236 for TTY). To register by Internet, visit the FCC website at www.donotcall.gov. Once registered, telemarketers will be prohibited from calling you with unsolicited advertisements. You will remain on the Registry permanently, unless your number is disconnected and reassigned, or you decide to remove it from the Registry.

September 18, 2014
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Stop Telemarketer Calls and Get Rid of Junk Mail

No one likes receiving unwanted sales calls or wasteful junk mail. I want to remind you how you can put an end to junk mail and annoying telemarketer calls.

With the National Do Not Call Registry you can prevent telemarketer calls to your home phone and cell phone. Register by calling 888-382-1222 (or 866-290-4236 for TTY). To register by Internet, visit the FCC website at www.donotcall.gov. Once registered, telemarketers will be prohibited from calling you with unsolicited advertisements. You will remain on the Registry permanently, unless your number is disconnected and reassigned, or you decide to remove it from the Registry.

September 18, 2014
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RITCHIE ANNOUNCES 2014 SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIRS

New Locations, More Vendors to be Featured

State Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging seniors in Central and Northern New York to mark their calendars for her annual “Senior Health and Wellness Fairs.” This year’s fairs—which feature new locations for the Oswego and Jefferson County events, as well as more vendors than ever before—will take place in the coming weeks and offer local seniors access to free health checks, flu shots, tips for improving well-being, lunch, entertainment and more.

***CLICK HERE TO PREREGISTER***

The first event will take place in Oswego County on September 24th at the Fulton Ice Arena (605 W. Broadway Street) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will feature nearly 50 vendors and free transportation will be provided by Oswego County Opportunities.  A transportation schedule can be found here.  This year’s event will also feature lunch prepared and served by “future chefs” who are currently studying at Oswego County BOCES. Click here for a list of organizations attending the event.

September 10, 2014
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Preventing Falls Among Seniors: Tips & Techniques for Keeping Elder New Yorkers Strong on Their Feet

One in three adults over 65 will suffer a serious fall this year.

DON'T LET FALLS TRIP YOU UP

Join experts from VSNY CHOICE for a free seminar

Preventing Falls Among Seniors: Tips & Techniques for Keeping Elder New Yorkers Strong on Their Feet

September 17, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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September 9, 2014
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Statement from Senator David J. Valesky, NYS Senate Aging Chair, on AARP Boomstate Report

The AARP report clearly shows that our aging population has serious concerns about its financial security and quality of life in New York State. While we have made some progress on reducing the property tax burden and ensuring access to affordable health care, there is much more to be done to ensure the 50+ demographic stays in New York.

September 8, 2014
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SENIORS: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

September 8, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Eighth Annual Senior Resource Fair

Please join us for Liz's Eighth Senior Resource Fair at Temple Emanu-El! Over 50 exhibitors will be there to provide information for older adults in New York City!

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Copies of Sen. Krueger's Senior Resource Guide will be provided free as well.

No RSVP is necessary. For further information, contact Alice Fisher at Sen. Krueger's office, (212) 490-9535.

October 23, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Stavisky, Mets Honor WWII Veteran Leonard Merer on his 90th Birthday

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) presents an official Senate proclamation to World War II veteran and devoted Mets fan Lenny Merer on Friday night to commemorate his 90th birthday and his selection as the Mets’ Veteran of the Night.

 

August 19, 2014
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